corticosterone

[ kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn ]

nounBiochemistry.
  1. a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.

Origin of corticosterone

1
First recorded in 1935–40; cortico- + ster(ol) + -one

Words Nearby corticosterone

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British Dictionary definitions for corticosterone

corticosterone

/ (ˌkɔːtɪˈkɒstəˌrəʊn) /


noun
  1. a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C 21 H 30 O 4: See also corticosteroid

Origin of corticosterone

1
C20: from cortico- + ster (ol) + -one

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